Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tip of the Day: USS Cole Attacked in Yemen 10/12/2000

Realizing that terrorist attacks often prompt attacks on anniversary dates, it was fourteen years ago this week that the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen on October 12, 2000, while moored in Yemen. Seventeen Americans were killed in the attack on the USS Cole while 40 others were injured.

COMMENT: Indeed, the US and its allies have learned a great deal about force protection in the intervening years, yet all warships of all nations should be cognizant of anniversary dates.

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